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Logic, Rhetoric and Legal Reasoning in the Qur'an


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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Covenant 2. Signs and Precedents 3. The Sunna of God 4. Rules, Commands, and Reasons Why 5. Legal Arguments 6. Comparison 7. Contrast 8. Categorical Arguments 9. Conditional and Disjunctive Arguments 10. Technical Terms and Debating Technique 11. Conclusions

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Rosalind Ward Gwynne studied at Portland State University, the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, Shemlan, Lebanon, and the University of Washington. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Yemen. She is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee.


'A study of the forms and content of the Qur'an's argument and how it pertains to religion is very welcome indeed and Gwynne is to be commended for broaching this topic.' - The Muslim World Book Review

'The result is a unique study on the form of the Qur'anic arguement that will be of interest to Qur'an scholars, Biblical scholars, classicists, theologians, logicians, legal philosophers, rhetoricians and philosophers alike.' - Jawad A Quereshi

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